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The Renaissance

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Renaissance
The creativity in art and writing that lasted from around the 1300's to the 1600's and started in Italy.
Humanism
Art and texts that focused on classical education, human potential, and achievements rather than Christian teachings.
Secular
Society that had no concern for religion but focused on the present time.
Patron
The Church leaders, wealthy families, and merchants who spent a huge amount of money on art.
Perspective
A popular technique which a three dimensional piece of art is displayed on a flat surface.
Leonardo da Vinci
A talented Renaissance man who caught interest in how things work and was a scientist, inventor, sculptor, and a painter, who painted one of the best-known portraits in the world.
Renaissance Man
A person who is successful when it comes to working, and overall universal, knew how to dance, fight, sing, write poetry, and how to create art, and well educated with the classics.
Renaissance Woman
A person familiar with the Roman and Greek classics, had little influence in politics, and inspires art.
The Prince
A book wrote by Niccolo Machiavelli in 1513 about the imperfect conduct of humans and says how a ruler is able to keep power and manage to keep it disregarding enemies.
Machiavellian
A person who is willing to do anything to stay in control, like the objective of the book wrote by Machiavelli.
Thomas More
One of the best known Humanist from England who wrote the book Utopia.
Christian Humanism
The main focus of reforming society, where education was a major importance.
Romeo and Juliet
One of Shakespeare's most famous plays that can be performed in modern day. Recently read in English Class.
Lorenzo Medici
The grandson of Cosimo de Medici and became dictator of Florence.
Classics
Greek and Roman history, literature, and art of the middle ages.
Florence
A small city-state where a high persentage of citizens could be involved in political life, had a republican government.